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Labor Archives and Research Center, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University

Few regions can rival the rich, lively labor history of the San Francisco Bay Area. This history is preserved in primary source and vintage history materials at the Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC). Founded in 1985 by trade union leaders, historians, labor activists and university administrators, the Labor Archives is a unit of the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University.



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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69504 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69539 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69967 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69925 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69635 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69650 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69850 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
Description : Sound recording of teamster Bert Vestnys and ironworker Walter Vestnys (father and son). To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Labor Archives received a grant from the California Council for the Humanities to conduct interviews with nine bridge workers, two wives of bridge workers, and two nurses who cared for workers hurt on the job. Bert Vestnys and Walter Vestnys discuss their experiences working on the Golden Gate Bridge. Call...
Topics: californiarevealed, Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Design and construction,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : Member, Shipwrights Local 1149 and highly skilled boat builder by 1941; describes boat building in military, World War II; master boat builder for Pacific Dry Dock/Crowley Maritime in East Bay, 1950-1979; traces great changes in shipbuilding over time; master model ship builder whose replicas are widely known in maritime circles. Collection Guide : Red Alexander Oral History Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research...
Topics: californialightandsound, Alexander, Red (Robert), 1916-, Schwartz, Harvey,...
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Interview with UNITE HERE Local 2 hiring hall coordinator Feliz Fuentes, originally from Guatemala. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: mp4: 2 File of 2
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Call Number : larc.aud.0007 Description : Labor Archives program celebrating 50th anniversary of Golden Gate Bridge featuring several bridge workers. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)--Design and construction,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69617 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69857 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A70010 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
Note : Program ends at 00:13:19, followed by unrelated content beginning at 00:22:30 Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : President, United Educators of San Francisco; officer, American Federation of Teachers; worked as a high school teacher for nearly thirty years at Lincoln and Lowell high schools; describes her involvement with school unions, 1955-1970, and her rise to become president of the United Educators of San Francisco in 1984; discusses her views on bilingual...
Topics: californialightandsound, Labor unions--California--San Francisco--History,...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Labor Archives and Research Center, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University
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Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : Retired in 1993 from Ship Clerks' Local 34, ILWU; reviews work-life and activism in Marine Cooks and Stewards, CIO, late 1940s-early 1950s; and in ILWU, 1955-1993; remembers waterfront screening, McCarthy period; recalls Jimmy Herman and racial integration of Local 34, early 1960s; led ILWU efforts to aid California farm workers' union movement, 1960s-1970s; Secretary-Treasurer, Northern California District Council, ILWU, 1982-1993; co-founded...
Topics: californialightandsound, Employee screening --California, Labor union members--California--San...
Source: 8 Tapes of 8: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69651 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69652 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69840 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69799 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69797 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Interview with UNITE HERE Local 2 member Delia Medina, room cleaner at the Hyatt, originally from El Salvador. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: mp4: 1 File of 1
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69581 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : Recordings of a Bay Area independent radio news program from 1984-1987 covering labor issues with a primary focus on California. Includes numerous interviews with local labor leaders regarding significant strikes and labor struggles such as the historic Latina-led Watsonville Cannery Strike, United Farm Workers' (UFW) "Wrath of Grapes" campaign, and the month-long SEIU Local 250 Kaiser healthcare workers strike. A majority of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Cannery workers--California, Labor union leaders--California, Labor union...
Source: 27 Tapes of 27: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69866 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : President, Bay Area Typographical Union (BATU) Local 21, 1969-1987; born in 1929, Olson moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 1939; worked on Treasure Island during World's Fair; joined ILWU in early 1940s; joined BATU Local 21 in 1951 and elected president in 1969; describes the anti-Hearst newspaper strike of 1968; San Rafael Independent Journal strike, ca. 1970s; the shrinking number of newspapers, 1970s-1980s; and the impact of new...
Topics: californialightandsound, Labor leaders--California--Interviews, Labor unions--California--History,...
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69562 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69714 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69942 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69863 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69815 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69867 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A70011 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69598 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (1 x 1 1/2 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69821 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69778 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69800 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69852 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Interview with Tina Chen, UNITE HERE Local 2 union field representative at the Hilton Hotel. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: mp4: 1 File of 1
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69592 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69823 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Interview with UNITE HERE Local 2 member Linda Knighten, banquet cook at the Omni Hotel. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: mp4: 1 File of 1
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A69506 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Alternative schools--California, Labor movement--Study and teaching, Labor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : Employee, State Conciliation Service, 1948-1976; describes a variety of San Francisco strikes, including Machinists Union Local 68 in 1946, asparagus pickers in 1947-1948, and nurses and farmworkers in 1966; reflects on California Governor Reagan's administration, the effects of the Wagner Act, and his impressions of a variety of local labor leaders. Collection Guide : Tom Nicolopulos Oral History Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Arbitration, Industrial--California--History, Labor...
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Sound recording of the interview with nurses Sister Mary Zita Feliciano and Sister Pat De Weese. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Labor Archives received a grant from the California Council for the Humanities to conduct interviews with nine bridge workers, two wives of bridge workers, and two nurses who cared for workers hurt on the job. In this interview the sisters discuss their backgrounds, their memories of the Bridge workers...
Topics: californiarevealed, Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Design and construction,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Interview with, UNITE HERE Local 2 member Usha Bebbisse, waitress at the Fisherman's Wharf Holiday Inn. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: mp4: 2 File of 2